Yesterday, I went with my family to finally see Spring Awakening. GREAT SHOW!!! Seriously, I loved it, even though it was not a happily ever after in any sense of the word, and it was made more depressing for me since the last play I saw was also really depressing (but also excellent), and that was Hart High's production of "Ur In Town" (Urinetown).
Back to Spring Awakening, though... The entire show went very smoothly, and there were lots of laughs to be had. The musical numbers kicked ass too, especially "Mama Who Bore Me," "My Junk," "I Believe," and "Totally Fucked." Each of those songs was a favorite of mine coming into the show, so seeing them well performed only made them better.
Better yet, before the show, I had a chance to check out the merchandise, and I saw the coolest shirt ever! Basically, it's the opening lines to "Totally Fucked," which has to be the BEST musical song EVER for a rock musical! My parents hated the shirt on sight, so of course I bought it! On the front of the shirt (which is awesome and black) it says, "There's a moment you know" and on the back is "You're Fucked" with the title "Spring Awakening" below that in white print surrounded by red. I can't wait to wear that shirt!
Other than that, when the show ended, my sister, her friend Amanda, and I all waited backstage to get our playbills signed by the cast. All three of us got a chance to talk to each actor and all of the leads signed the playbills. I got hugged by Kyle Riabko, who played Melchior Gabor, the male lead in the show, and Blake Bashoff, who played Moritz. (I also may or may not have pinched Kyle's über-cute butt... *grin*)
To make the night even more memorable, I saw Michelle Kwan! She had been at the show as well, and was rushing off to get herself home by way of the actor's exit! Wow, she's really short, just like me! I'd had a feeling all night that there was some celebrity there who had been watching the show with us, but for it to be Michelle Kwan.... Well, that made it almost as nice as if it had been, say, Hugh Jackman (whom I was hoping would actually be there - fuck off, I'm a dreamer and I know it!)
One final thing... At the end of the show, Kyle came out after his curtain call to ask people to donate to an acting charity, and said that if anyone gave $40 or more, they'd get a Spring Awakening poster that had been signed by all the cast. My parents were really generous, so my totally obsessed sister now has one of those to be framed and put on her wall... It couldn't have been a better night!
I'm 23, and currently in school as a television arts major. My goal is to become a tv and film director and a paranormal romance writer on the side. Currently, though, I'm just a full-time student looking for a paying job while living in a terrible national economy.